You can now become a pen pal with your favorite Illinois convict.

This is not a dating site, but a site devoted to connecting inmates with a pen pal. There is no Facebook in prison, so people who are serving their time need a way to pass the time.

Meet-an-Inmate.com is an on-line site site that connects men and women who are currently in prison who are looking for someone to write and exchange life experiences.

 

A number of the inmates looking for pen pals are individuals from Illinois. In fact, we found Chuck from Oregon, IL who is serving time at the Taylorville Correctional Center and is scheduled to be released from prison in November. We don't know the reason Chuck was sent to prison.

Chuck says:

I like to stay busy by reading books and watching movies and other TV shows.  I also really enjoy drawing and am pretty good at it.  I can do portraits as well as other types of art. I am originally from Oregon and I enjoy doing things outdoors and I do miss getting out in nature in Oregon.  I have family there as well.

Both men and women inmates participate. We found Illinois inmate Kristine, who is currently serving time in Greenville. Kristine says:

I'm a fun, loving girl with a good sense of humor looking to meet someone to write and laugh with a bit. I love anything outdoors. I enjoy fishing, hiking, and camping. Anything that keeps me busy in the sun. I've definitely took a little detour down the wrong road, but have made the best of these 3 years down and have learned a lot about who I am. Now I'm just looking for a friend outside of these prison walls.

The underlying theme of the Meet-an-Inmate.com, is 'make a lonely inmate smile'

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